Most boss fights in Elden Ring are completely optional, but From Software fans know that “optional” usually means “you’ll definitely fight this.” Mohg, Lord of Blood is a great example of this, as he’s hard to find and even harder to fight. While you can completely ignore it, the challenge alone may be enticing enough to convince you to take on it, not to mention its lost rewards upon defeat. Here’s how to defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood, in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Mohg fights
Mohg, Lord of Blood is located in Mohgwyn Palace, and you can find the nearest Grace Site at Dynasty Mausoleum Midpoint. Up the stairs and to the right awaits Mohg, a fearsome demigod who stands tall but drops 420,000 runes if you can defeat him. He will also drop the Souvenir of the Bloodlord consumable, which can be sold for an additional 30,000 runes or traded to Roundtable Hold to unlock his companion weapon, Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear, or incantation, Bloodboon.
As soon as you enter, generate your Mimic Tear Spirit Ash. He will act like a tank and deal a lot of damage to you while dealing his own. If you have the Comet Azur spell (found at Mount Gelmir) and you’re a casting player, it will come in very handy here. As soon as Mohg appears, discharge your Azur Comet into Mohg as he slowly approaches. You’ll deal a lot of damage while he won’t hit you once in that opening volley. It’s also very useful to use Mohg’s Shackle in this fight, as you can freeze Mohg in place more than once and deal a ton of damage early on. You can find it under Leyndell in an area called Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.
Keep your distance and let the Mimic Tear keep tanking for you. Mohg has several melee combo attacks, and your best bet will be to dash right after those combos end, which you’ll learn by watching how he attacks the Mimic Tear. If you’re a conjurer, you can keep unloading spells on him, like Rock Sling, but if you need to get in close, something that deals bleed damage is ideal – perhaps Ghiza’s Wheel.
As long as you stay away and let Mimic Tear do your dirty work, this first phase won’t be so bad.
His second phase starts before his health bar is fully depleted, and he’ll start using his Blood Curse to rip HP from you when he’s at 33% health. Have your Healing Flask handy to heal quickly, otherwise he might knock you down right now. You can also avoid the leech completely by combining your Flask of Marvelous Physics with the Purifying Crystal Tear and consume it shortly before that time.
In his second phase, his movements are largely the same except he gains the ability to fly. However, he mostly hovers just above the battlefield and his attacks don’t change much. As long as your Mimic Tear is still working, you should be free to conjure safely from a distance or dash to attack between combos. Keep applying bleed damage by any means necessary and you’ll eventually prevail, pocketing 420,000 Blazing Runes.
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